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Slide set: The bashful man (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 7 slides, in/before 1873)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Portrait of the Bashful Man
Slide 2**
Treads on the toes of his host
Slide 3**
Upsets books in the library and spills the ink, wiping it up with his pocket handkerchief
Slide 4**
Spills his soup into his lap and scalds himself
Slide 5**
Drops the hot pudding out of his mouth
Slide 6**
Takes some brandy in mistake for wine, and squirts it out of his mouth and nose over the table and company
Slide 7**
Wipes his face with inky pocket handkerchief, upsets the gravity of the company, and decamps
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of H. Husbands & Sons, dates unknown

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1873)
Reading or song

Henry Mackenzie, ‘The bashful man’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The bashful man (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


The 1893 Theobald catalogue uses the title The misadventures of a bashful man.


7 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
Lucerna ID  3005063

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 March 2024

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